\#the causes and patterns of childhood cancer
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\#the determination of the extent of the cancer's spread
\#the reasons for choosing one treatment option over another
It offers an understanding of complex emotional responses which invariably accompany the diagnosis of cancer in children; the stress accompanying treatment; the emotinal needs and responses at times of crisis, such as recurrence or death; and the measures that can be used to reduce the pain and anxiety.
Childhood Canceris a book to complement and reinforce the medical advice given at treatment centres.
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FAMILIAL TENDENCY TO CANCER
CANCER CELL SPREAD
STAGING OF CANCER
Tests and Procedures
INTRAVENOUS NEEDLES LINES AND CATHETERS
PROBLEMS OF ADJUSTING
TREATMENT OF RELAPSE
EMOTIONAL RESPONSES TO TREATMENT
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